The 10 Degrees of Productivity
To what degree do you think any of the following contribute to inefficiencies and non-productivity in your organization?
- Work Methods
- Operational Processes and Practices
- Internal Policies and Controls
- Employee Engagement
- Management Standards
- Cultural Behaviors
- Skills Competency
- Pervading Attitudes
- Talent Management Practices
- Collaborative Cooperation and Performance
Where Do Inefficiency and Non-Productivity Reside?
The answer is relatively easy. They reside in economies, efficiencies, effectiveness, and impact. The hard part is to identify and resolve them. To this end, our approach is founded upon well constructed models, methodologies, and tools encompassing assessment, diagnosis, structured interview, and controlled observation.
The 14 Minute Test
Could any item on the list cause as much as 14 minutes per day inefficiency? If so, this would have a 3 percent effect on workplace efficiencies and productivity.
Could your organization’s Work Methods account for 14 minutes of inefficiencies and non-productivity over a day?
Could your organization’s Operational Processes and Practices account for 14 minutes of inefficiencies and non-productivity over a day?
Could your organization’s Employee Engagement account for 14 minutes of inefficiencies and non-productivity over a day?
Could your organization’s Collaborative Cooperation account for 14 minutes of inefficiencies and non-productivity over a day?
Let’s Do Some Math
In your mind, check all the items in the 10 Degrees of Productivity list above you believe could contribute to inefficiencies and non-productivity in your organization. Next, multiply the number you checked times 3. The result is the potential non-productivity as a percent. Scary, isn’t it? When you extend that percent times the cost of an employee’s salary, benefits, office space, equipment, etc., etc., the amount is HUGE! Helping your organization address this issue is what we do.
How We Can Help
Our approach is to determine the cause of the inefficiencies through means of diagnosis and analysis and apply the findings to the development of sound business solutions that can be implemented and sustained over time.
Start Small or Start Big, But Start Somewhere
Not all are ready to implement a productivity initiative project, but every organization will find value in starting the process. Maybe a good place to start is by conducting the Employee Engagement Assessment or analyzing Work Methods. You decide.
For those who have the need to address the bigger picture, we can help you each step of the way. We can even help you setup an Office of Assessment, Diagnosis, and Performance where, when we leave the project, you have a sustaining capability to optimize your organization’s economies, efficiencies, and effectiveness ultimately impacting its growth and performance.
Costs vary according to the scope of the client’s project. Typically, projects of this type take several months to complete and require dedicated and active participation from the client organization.